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10/21/08

Photos: Sassanid Water Mills in Dezful, Iran

Photos by Amin Nazari, ISNA

آسيابهاي آبي دزفول به جا مانده از دوره ساساني

The Sassanid Empire or Sassanian Dynasty or Sassanian Dynasty is the name used for the third Iranian dynasty and the second Persian empire. The Sassanid dynasty was founded by Ardashir I after defeating the last Parthian king, Artabanus IV and ended when the last Sassanid Shahanshah (King of Kings), Yazdegerd III (632-651), lost a 14-year struggle to drive out the early Arab Caliphate, the first of the Islamic empires.

Dezful (Fortress Bridge) is a city in Khuzestan province in southwestern Iran. The city is thought to be 6000 years old. The most famous ancient structure of the city is a bridge that dates back to 300 BCE. In 2006, the city had 235,819 inhabitants. (source: Wikipedia)





















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